Pre-Workout Meal + Crossfit {Games}

by Katelyn Block on July 13, 2012 · 27 comments

Hey there! Happy Friday night. (or Friday the 13th for the superstitious)

I’ve been watching the CrossFit Games all. day. I’m addicted. I even listened to the competition in the shower. Dedication?

Before CrossFit today (my first official workout at a Box), I had some iced coffee and a pre-workout meal of a chopped banana, blueberries, Trader Joe’s almond butter with sea salt and flax (uh, yum), and a splash of almond-coconut milk.

It was quick-digesting, and held me through the whole WOD. I wasn’t hungry until I got home, where I had a huge green juice, corn (SO good and fresh this time of year!), and a filet of salmon.

More CrossFit watching.

See leetle nugget in the corner? She’s so weird.

Off to the Drive-In with baby sister! It’s a Ted // Magic Mike double feature, probably going out afterwards as well. I live a seriously awesome (and Channing Tatum-filled) life. Packing home-made snacks and iced coffee for the long night ahead!

Are you watching the Games?
What do you eat before working out? 

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Ash Bear July 13, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Drive in double feature? Did I read that right? That sounds epic!

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Katelyn Block July 14, 2012 at 2:01 AM

IT WAS <3

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Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness July 13, 2012 at 8:57 PM

I am loving the games too!!! I can’t tear myself away! I think I just need to accept that not a lot is going to get done this weekend :) I try to keep my pre workout meals small cause I can’t tolerate much before I work out and usually just stick to something simple like a piece of fruit!

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Lauren July 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM

can’t wait to hear more about crossfit. my first class is tomorrow! Eeek!

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Katelyn Block July 14, 2012 at 1:59 AM

AHHH you will love it!

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sara July 13, 2012 at 9:39 PM

For your pre and post work out meals, you shouldnt include fats for optimal performance + recovery for your body. It slows digestion and this is an optimal time to replenish your muscles, so you should strive to do so as quickly as possible.

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Jessica @ Busy Living Healthy July 13, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Your pre workout meal looks awesome! So jealous that you have a Trader Joes near you!

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Diana July 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I just found out that the CrossFit box a few blocks away has free trial classes on Saturdays, so I may pay it a visit next week. I haven’t been watching the Games, but everyone seems pretty psyched about them so I’m intrigued to see what might get thrown at me next week as a result.

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jessie July 14, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Hope you had a wonderful time @ the driveins with your sister, and whatever else you may of done afterwards :) How did you like “Ted”? I’ve heard that it was hilarious, but then heard from a couple of other people that it was just okayyy??

When it comes to eating before I work out, it kinda depends on if i’ll be doing a higher intensity workout or not. For 45 min + workouts, i’ll always try to eat a little something that involves pb & banana.

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Catherine @ Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth July 14, 2012 at 3:15 AM

Literally drooling over your Pre CrossFit meal! I wish I wasn’t allergic to blueberries! I WANT! Can’t wait to hear more about your CrossFit adventures because I am dying to try it! xo

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Katelyn Block July 14, 2012 at 8:20 AM

You’re ALLERGIC??! Girl….that is so awful. My condolences to you. <3

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christy July 14, 2012 at 7:25 AM

I really want to do more cross fit! On my Marine base, we have ‘warrior training’. Basically it’s cross fit. Haha. With a cooler name.

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Katelyn Block July 14, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Dude. That’s what I’m going to start calling it. “Is everyone ready for warrior training today?”

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Angela @ Sleep and Repeat July 14, 2012 at 7:29 AM

I’m addicted to the games too! So cool – I’m seriously in awe of the athletes! I haven’t tried Crossfit but I’m dying to. The box near me holds free trial classes too so may give it a try sometime soon :)

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MizWannaBeCrossFit July 14, 2012 at 8:25 AM

I’m soooooo glued to the games and twitter (about the games :-))

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Tamara July 14, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Whoa, CrossFit and Magic Mike all in the same day????
My middle-aged, suburban self would explode with all that excitement!
Enjoy!

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Lisa July 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM

The double feature sounds pretty dang fantastic. I love watching the games, so intense! Why can’t I find the almond-coconut milk mix, its killing me on the inside.

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jane July 14, 2012 at 4:29 PM

confused.. your fit blogger profile you just posted about lists crossfit as one of your favorite exercises… yet this is your first official time in the box?

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Katelyn Block July 14, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Hi Jane! I’ve been to official boxes twice. Until now, I’ve been doing at-home and Travel WODs. Who says a sport can’t become one of your favorite after doing it for a couple of months? I’d call that Love at First WOD.

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile July 14, 2012 at 5:49 PM

I was watching the games last night and it makes me want to try it even more now!

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Julie (@ROJRunning) July 14, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Not watching the game since I don’t have cable, but loving how excited everyone is about them

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Katelyn Block July 14, 2012 at 9:32 PM

You can watch it live streaming on http://games.crossfit.com/spectator-stream/!

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Kimberly July 15, 2012 at 3:12 PM

That is an interesting breakfast! I would have wanted some crunchy to go with it, like cereal/granola/oats or something. My usual preworkout/long run meal is pb and banana on toast. Boring compared to yours, but yummy :)

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megpinkgiggles July 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I think I really need to try crossfit. I’m just so nervous that I’m not in good enough shape at the moment. regardless, I hope it’s not too late for me to adopt the eat clean sweat dirty mantra for myself!

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Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 16, 2012 at 7:06 AM

I love seeing what other people have as a pre-workout meal. I have pretty much the same too.

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Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate July 16, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Your pre-workout breakfast looks yummy! Actually, looks very similar to mine, minus the Kellogg’s FiberPlus cereal underneath! But I’m usually an evening workout sort of girl. I like to keep my pre-workout meals/snacks super simple so that they don’t bog me down during my workout. I think you’re right on with yours.

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